Doctoral Researcher in the Educational Technologies at DIPF
Information Center for Education
Rostocker Straße 6, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 24708 172
g.ciordas-hertel [at]

George Ciordas-Hertel is a doctoral researcher at the Educational Technologies group of the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). He started his career as a software engineer in 2010 working for a network infrastructure provider. There he worked on various software products related to web services and assistance through AI. In November 2017 he got accepted as a doctoral researcher at the DIPF on the topic of Trusted Multimodal Learning Analytics Infrastructures. His current research focuses on mobile sensing of students’ physical context with smart wearables. Here, he uses AI techniques to assess the effects of the physical context on learning and the learner. In addition, he is concerned with the data protection requirements of these methods.
  • Context-aware Multimodal Learning Analytics
  • Attentional Disengagement
  • Cognitive Load Theory
  • Mobile Sensing with Smart Wearables
  • AI Processing of Multimodal Data Streams
  • Data Protection
  • Software Infrastructure
  • Stream Processing in Big Data
  • 2022, Invited co-organizer of the workshop “Trace-Daten aus Learning Analytics-Perspektive” at ZIB Academie 2022 – Educational Assessment Meets Learning Analytics, Sept. 22 to 21, 2022, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • Since 2018, Department representative in library commission, Informationszentrum Bildung, DIPF
  • Since 2017, Doctoral researcher, Educational Technologies, DIPF
  • 2010 – 2017, Software engineer, Flexoptix GmbH
  • 2008 – 2010, Master of Computer Science, TU-Darmstadt
  • 2004 – 2008, Bachelor of Computer Science, TU-Darmstadt
  • George-Petru Ciordas-Hertel, Daniel Biedermann, Marc Winter, Julia Mordel, Hendrik Drachsler, “How can Interaction Data be Contextualized with Mobile Sensing to Enhance Learning Engagement Assessment in Distance Learning?” in Companion Publication of the 2022 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, November 2022, Pages 105–112.
  • Carolin Hahnel; Daniel Bengs; Daniel Biedermann; George-Petru Ciordas-Hertel; Beate Eichmann and Frank Goldhammer, “Gekonnt, aber nicht gewollt? Zum Umgang von Studierenden mit multiplen Texten in einem asynchronen Online-Kurs” in 9. Tagung der Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), 2022.
  • Daniel Biedermann and George-Petru Ciordas-Hertel, “Off-Task Indikatoren in digitalen Lernumgebungen” in 9. Tagung der Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), 2022.
  • George-Petru Ciordas-Hertel, Sebastian Rödling, Jan Schneider, Daniele Di Mitri, Joshua Weidlich, and Hendrik Drachsler. 2021. Mobile Sensing with Smart Wearables of the Physical Context of Distance Learning Students to Consider Its Effects on Learning. Sensors 21, 19 (oct 2021), 6649.
  • Best paper award in the area of Infrastructure and Technologies for Engineering Education at the 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
  • Ciordas-Hertel, G.P.; How to Complement Learning Analytics with Smartwatches?. Proceedings of the 2020 InternationalConference on Multimodal Interaction; ACM: New York, NY, USA, 2020; pp. 708–712.
  • Ciordas-Hertel, G.P.; Schneider, J.; Drachsler, H. Which Strategies are Used in the Design of Technical LA Infrastructure?: A Qualitative Interview Study. 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON); IEEE: Porto, 2020; pp. 96–105.
  • Ciordas-Hertel, George-Petru: Big Data in TEL: The Fifteenth EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (JTELSS) 2019.
  • Ciordas-Hertel, G.P.; Schneider, J.; Ternier, S.; Drachsler, H. Adopting trust in learning analytics infrastructure: A structured literature review. Journal of Universal Computer Science 2019, 25, 1668–1686.
  • Biedermann, Daniel; Ciordas-Hertel, George und Schneider, Jan: Design your Own Learning Analytics: JTEL Summer School 2018.
  • Ciordas-Hertel, George-Petru; Schneider, Jan und Drachsler, Hendrik: Integrating Privacy into an Architecture for Learning Analytics: 8th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference 2018 (LAK).